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AQA GCSE Drama: Response to play's and other types of drama In this essay I am going to compare my play with two comparatives. The play I performed was a scripted piece called "Blue Remembered Hills" by Dennis Potter, written in . The other two texts are, "My Mother said I never should", by Charlotte Keatley, written in , and "Blood Brothers" by Willy Russell, written in . My performance was set in 1943, in the West Country, "in the long summer holiday". Naturalistic theatre was used, however, although it was about the events of seven children, adults play them all. ...read more.


It is set in a variety of places according to what best represents the era. It is also naturalistic, relating to my performance. It also incorporates the idea of children dealing with adult issues but not understanding, for instance: Rosie Mum's got the curse. (Pause) Maybe we did it! Doris (Pause) What curse? Rosie The curse. Doris Oh. Yes... How d'you know she's got it? Rosie You can tell. Doris How? Rosie Just can. Mum's been cross with me all morning. It's also aimed at adults; adults play children in the production because they also need to play adults in the production as well as children. ...read more.


Similar to this is "My Mother said I never should" as they are middle/working class too. However, in "Blood Brothers" the two main characters Mickey and Edward are from two contrasting classes: upper class, and lower class. There is direct conflict between them, though they are naive due to their age yet again, for example, Edward is referred to as "a friggin' poshy". It addresses issues such as prejudice, class, money, status, superstition and violence. All three pieces are similar, using adults to play children especially, this is an interesting approach, and allows the playwright to broach more serious issues and adapt them for families or adults. This may detract from reality but naturalistic movements were used, mimicking children helped present the serious issues further. Dominique Briggs-11y-Ms.Hadzis ...read more.

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